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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    #1

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    Dear teachers...

    is this saying OK? I wonder if there's something similar in English.

    We do not become older because the things we do, but because the things we stopped doing!

    Many thanks

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    #2

    Re: saying

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hello my Brazilian friend,
    To my "non native ear" this one sounds better:
    We do not become older because of the things we do, but because of the things we stopped doing!

    P.S. Dear teachers, Is...

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: saying

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hello my Brazilian friend,
    To my "non native ear" this one sounds better:
    We do not become older because of the things we do, but because of the things we stopped doing!

    P.S. Dear teachers, Is...

    Cheers!
    Interesting!

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    #4

    Re: saying

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers...

    is this saying OK? I wonder if there's something similar in English.

    We do not become older because of the things we do, but because of the things we stopped doing!

    Many thanks
    Parallelism requires 'do; stop' or 'did; stopped'.
    Yes, the saying's OK.

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